Why I Write

Why I Write podcast is produced by the National Council of Teachers of English and hosted by C.C. Chapman of "Accident Hash" fame. Why I Write is a bi-weekly podcast similar to Lifehacker's "How I Work" series in which we delve into the topic of writing by talking with authors from variety genres and methods to hear their take on writing and its importance both in their lives and how it should be important in each of ours.
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Dec 2, 2016

Matthew Ebel has always enjoy playing with his imaginary friends and as he grew older he went from simply talking to them, to sharing their voices with the world.


Currently based outside of Boston, Matthew is a singer songwriter who’s playful lyrics and powerful piano playing has entertained listeners around the globe. He has written a book, turned it into an album and continues to push the boundaries of technology to help make his writing better.


He was one of the first to embrace the podcasting scene back in 2005 and quickly became a fan favorite. His songs not only inspire, but also entertain.


Matthew discusses how all writing is challenging, but when you need a melody to fit a certain rhythm or to rhyme just right, it adds a new level of complexity that makes songwriting a bit harder.


One moment writing passionately about how This Song Will Have to Suffice for his partner and the next playfully singing about why Everybody Needs a Robot.


He answered the call for this year's National Day of Writing call by sharing this video so you get to see him in addition to hearing him on the podcast.



One of the goals of this podcast is to highlight writers from a variety of mediums and genres. Matthew might be the first guest on the show that you can support in iTunes, but I have a feeling he won’t be the last.